House Music: Top bands will turn your lounge into hot party spot
Having top musicians play for you in your living room is not only for the filthy rich.
A group of local musicians has decided to offer private shows .
Hothouse Concerts is open to everyone. If you love live music, but have become disillusioned with the local live music scene - or lack thereof - organising a party is a way for friends to enjoy their favourite bands.
One participant, Dave Reynolds, who plays guitar and steel drums and was a member of the hit group Tananas, says getting a band to play for your party is simple.
Go to the website, choose a band (or the kind of music you like) and start a guest list on the website. No tickets are sold at the door, so hosts get an idea of who will be in their homes and how many people to cater for. Hothouse Concerts is committed to original music . P erformers are award-winning artists with albums in a range of genres.
''There are not enough opportunities for South African musicians to get heard locally," says Reynolds.
Pops Mohamed, Bernice Boikanyo, Kathy Raven and the Peter Auret Trio are just some of the bands to choose from.
Next Saturday night, Sama-winning singer Laurie Levine will team up with Lize Wiid from Radio Kalahari Orkes to perform a show in Observatory, Johannesburg.
The duo will perform songs from Levine's latest album, Six Winters, which recently won a Sama for best production.
Tickets for Levine and Wiid's show are R120 and can be booked at www.hothouseconcerts. com